Boca Raton Retainers
Get all of the information you need to know on getting a new retainer in Boca Raton at Dr. Pam Orthodontics.
1. to hold in place or position
At the end of Orthodontic treatment, patients are given a set of retainers to hold their teeth in the exact final position in the mouth. Although the teeth may be stable at that static moment in time, it is inevitable that our body is constantly undergoing physical changes. For this reason, patients are encouraged to wear their retainers indefinitely in order to prevent undesired tooth movement.
There are three main types of retainers:
All three of these retainers are great options. Dr. Pam will determine which one is the best to maintain the outcome of your treatment.
Some patients may lose track of their retainers and others may just choose to discontinue wearing them. If you are lucky, your teeth will stay where they are for a indefinite period of time. Most patients, however, will find that their teeth start to gradually move. When they try to put their old retainer in, it simply is too tight or does not fit. At this point in time, you have a few options:
(1) make a new retainer to fit the teeth in their slightly altered position or
(2) undergo mild orthodontic treatment to quickly move those teeth back to where they used to be and get a new retainer made to the ideal position (a little smile maintenance!).
Once the teeth have moved significantly, more extensive Orthodontic treatment will be needed to re-gain your desired smile and bite.